Two Hundred and Twenty-Second Meeting

The 222nd Meeting of the AOS will be held Friday, March 16–Monday, March 19, 2012, in Boston, Massachusetts USA.

(Dues and Meeting Forms are available for download below)

Hotel and Reservations: A block of conference-rate accommodations has been reserved at the Omni Parker House Hotel, 60 School Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02108 USA.
Conference rates per night for rooms are $159 single or double. Located on the Freedom Trail, guests enjoy grand views of historic downtown Boston, distinguished décor and thoughtful amenities that are evident in every striking detail in each of the 551 luxurious guest rooms. Walk to Beacon Hill, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Quincy Market, the Financial District, shopping and more. Just 2.5 miles (10–15 minutes) from Logan International Airport. Hotel website:
You must make reservations directly with the hotel well in advance of the meeting, no later than February 13, 2012. Rates are in effect from March 14–20, 2012. After the cutoff date, any uncommitted rooms in the block we have reserved will be released for general sale, and additional reservation requests will be accepted if rooms are available and without the conference discount.

Reservations: Direct phone: (617) 227-8600 ; Fax: (617) 742-5729 ; Toll-free general Omni reservation line: 1-888-444-OMNI. You should request the AOS conference rate when making your reservation.

The Society’s contract with the Omni Parker House Hotel for securing conference rates requires that a minimum number of rooms per night be reserved and occupied by members for the duration of the meeting. Thus, your stay at the Omni Parker House Hotel assures that the AOS will not be assessed extremely high fees for meeting and banquet space rental. We truly need your cooperation in this matter.

Transportation: Logan International Airport. There are several ground transportation options between the airport and downtown destinations. Detailed ground transportation information is also available at the hotels website: The hotel does not provide free shuttle service.
There is a $42 charge for overnight valet parking. Additional fee for late pick-up after 1pm on day of departure is $12. When you arrive, please stop in front of the School Street entrance to the Omni Parker House and speak to the Doorman. He will help you take care of your car and belongings.
All sessions will be held at the Omni Parker House Hotel. The Annual Subscription Banquet will take place on Sunday evening, March 18, also at the hotel. The Program, which will be mailed to you in late January, 2012, will provide information on other special activities and events to take take place during the meeting.

Members of the Society are hereby invited to submit communications to be presented at the 222nd Meeting. Please complete and return the Announcement of Communication form and an Abstract of the proposed paper to the Office of the Secretary BEFORE OCTOBER 15, 2011. No paper will be considered unless (a) an Abstract of it is submitted with completed Announcement Form according to the guidelines set forth in the next paragraph, (b) the completed Combined Dues Payment/Pre-registration/Credit Card Form and Fee accompany the submitted Abstract and Announcement.
Members who submit papers will be notified by email or post of their inclusion on the Program soon after January 15, 2012. Sectional Committee Chairs, whose names are listed on the verso of the title page of the Journal , should be contacted directly only in the matter of organizing special panels. (Refer also to:
Abstracts of no more than 300 words should cover the following points: (a) the precise topic treated, (b) your exact contribution to the problem, (c) its relationship to previous scholarship on the topic, (d) specific conclusions. Abstracts should be typed or word-processor produced and submitted in duplicate. Please do not submit draft-quality printed abstracts, since these cannot be scanned efficiently for the production of the published Abstracts of the Meeting. Please also keep in mind that abstracts of papers accepted for presentation will appear in the published Abstracts in the way in which they have been submitted. It is impossible for this Office to edit them. Please transliterate non-Latin writing systems. Text submitted in non-Latin writing will be not appear in the printed abstracts.

Please note that the Program Committee will not accept papers for inclusion on the Program submitted by members whose 2012 dues have not been paid or who neglect to submit abstracts and registration forms in full with pre-registration fee by the October 15, 2012 deadline. We emphasize that you must pay your 2012 dues and submit your abstract and dues payment/pre-registration form with fee by the October 15, 2012 deadline. Otherwise, your paper will not be considered acceptable for inclusion on the Program.

Papers from non-members, except for those of visiting scholars invited to participate in special panels, cannot be considered because of the expense the Society bears in running the Annual Meeting. When inviting colleagues and students who are not AOS members to participate in the program, please inform them that they should apply for membership at the time they submit abstracts.
Please respond to the Call for Papers only if you plan to attend the Meeting. Failure to present a paper that has been accepted on the Program creates a very poor impression of the Society and is particularly discourteous to those members who may have travelled great distances just to hear certain communications.
All materials must to submitted by October 15, 2011, to the Office of the Secretary, American Oriental Society, Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1190 ; telephone 734-647-4760.

Submission of Abstracts and Meeting Forms

1. We prefer that you submit Abstracts in electronic format by E-MAIL; however, you must also submit paper copies in duplicate of the abstract and announcement of communication via ordinary mail. (We need the paper copies of abstracts to restore formatting and other features, such as diacrtics, in the printed abstracts distributed at the meeting. Please note: we very likely do not have the fonts that you use in your formatted abstract file; if you send an Adobe Acrobat PDF file, embed the fonts.) Send e-mail abstracts to: with the subject line: AOS Abstract. Send the files either as plain text in the email message, or send formatted files as e-mail attachments. Please name the file as follows: YourLastnameFirstinitial.doc (or .pdf, .wpd, .txt, .rtf, etc.), e.g., SmithJ.doc.

2. You may also submit all materials by ordinary post. Office of the Secretary, American Oriental Society, Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1190

We thank you for your anticipated participation and cooperation.

2012 Annual Meeting Forms for Download (Note: These pdf files are "fillable". You use should use a recent version of Adobe Acrobat (or Acrobat Reader) to enter text into them. Enter the text, save them locally, and you may return them as email attachments or print and return by post. The use of other programs, such as pdf viewers, to enter text might result in blank forms returned to the AOS office.)

1. Call for Papers 2012 Annual Meeting (This file)
. Announcement of Communication
3. Combined Dues Notice/Pre-Registration/Credit Card Payment Form
4. Address Changes Form
5. Credit Card Payment Form
6. AOS Membership Application Form Please distribute to colleagues and students who are not yet members and might wish to attend the meeting or present a communication.
7. Nomination for Elective Office Form

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